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1.
Japanese theatre where only men were allowed to act, even female roles, until ban was recently lifted. Invented in order to allow peasants a theatre of their own, as going to nobles' theatre would result in either having their eyes gouged out or their ears ripped off. Performed in poses rather than fluid action. Often very depressing.
I wanted to see a kabuki production, but it's so expensive and I don't speak old-fashioned Japanese.
by Cassandra March 30, 2005
 
2.
Theatre, artifice, fake, insincere, something done only for show. AKA lip service
Congress stated that mine safety would be a priority but I fear that it is just kabuki and nothing will happen.
by martymar64 April 15, 2010
 
3.
To have Kabuki with someone is a bond that two people share, they watch out for each other, they have each others back.

To obtain Kabuki: Under the 3rd full moon of the year, the two individuals that wish to obtain Kabuki, must touch penis heads, for 3 full seconds. Only two people can have Kabuki, three or more would be gay.
Getting ready to pay for lunch, guy one reaches in pocket and realizes he doesn't have any cash on him, guy two "hey don't worry I've got it", places money on counter to pay for both lunches and then extends his arm with a balled fist towards guy one as the fists meet they both exclaim "Kabuki" (reinforcing the special bond they share) The outstretched fisted arms symbolize the act they performed under the 3rd full moon.
by tyad October 05, 2011
 
4.
To karate chop one's throat, while saying the verb, KABUKI, in a threatening manner.
'KABUKI!', announced the karate kid as he chopped at his foe's neck.
by imwaytoolegittoquit November 01, 2010
 
5.
Pale-faced. Often used to describe gothic-looking people.
She was a total kabuki girl.
by C. June 14, 2006
 
6.
series of graphic novels by david mack. totally kick-ass.
every one of the Kabuki books are startling, beautiful, violent and oh-so-cool.
by m e i June 04, 2005
 
7.
chinese theater. the best bowler. my brother.
Man kabuki bowled a perfect game the other day.
by FRO December 15, 2004